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states was publicly praising president morsi when he helped end the conflict between israel and gaza. the white house says president obama has not spoken to his egyptian counterpart since then and today the press secretary jay carney said basically the egyptians need to work this out themselves. there is no evidence that will happen any time soon. right now this enormously influential nation where people forced out of dictator last year again threatens to fall into chaos and instability. that's good for nobody. steve harrigan with the news live in cairo. steve? >> it took 18 nights of street protests, almost two years ago to drive out hosni mubarak from power. now we're on night number five of protests again egypt's first democratically elected president and for the first time, the sound of the protests feel exactly the same as those that drove out his predecessor. even some of the chants are the same, leave, leave. those protesters came from a number of different political parties today totaling more than 200,000 people. they were chanting, they were violent at the edges of the prot
resistance to israel, controls gaza. after long opposing abbas's u.n. efforts, the militant hamas recently endorsed the move. >> ( translated ): the hamas movement is with all the diplomacy acts that adds to the palestinian victories. we welcome the step for statehood at the united nations but we want it to be through a national program based on the resistance and keeps the palestinian rights. >> warner: general assembly recognition would put palestine on a par with the vatican at the u.n., but would not grant full representation. last year, abbas failed to win full u.n. membership for a state of palestine. the u.s. is opposed to even limited recognition, saying it will endanger prospects for a negotiated settlement with israel. state department spokeswoman victoria nuland issued that warning again today. >> we are concerned that this vote is going to make the work of getting... the work of getting the parties back to the table more difficult. >> warner: but the palestinians' u.n. representative riyad mansour voiced the opposite view yesterday. >> it should be respected by everyone and we
israel, cbn news, bronx, new york. >> wendy: >> wendy: coming up next, they're the most vulnerable people in egypt. but those >> wendy: the election of momomohammed morsi as president gave egyptians hope. and now many are frustrated and impatient. >> the situation, of course, is getting worse. there is a lot of insecurities, and in stability that is happening in egypt. >> reporter: 25% of all egyptians live at our below the poverty level. earning less than $2 a day. many of them are widows. an estimated 1.7 million egyptian children are orphans. marin miad is the founder of coptic orphans, a group that reaches out to egyptian widows and their children. >> once a father passes away, you have nothing. the first step, of course, the children are pulled out of school. you can't afford to send them to school. they become then the child labor. they become the child brides. they become those that are abused and they grow to perpetuate this poverty. >> reporter: the widows and the orphans are treated like social outcast. and the egyptians have no unemployment or social security. her husband, geor
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